Thursday, February 02, 2012

Carpe Momentum

Some days life seems more valuable than others. Or how shall I put it? Life with all its wealth is more fragile and therefore also more worth taking care of. Every little second counts and must be used.
Like January 31st. I was going to have my second cataract operation the next day, and honestly with my poor eye sight I knew perfectly well what was at a stake. I did not cook or wash the house. Gunnar and I went for adventures, bringing our cameras with us. I did some comfort shopping on the local buy & sell internet place. An analogue cobra telephone, just for its beauty, a metal America trunk and a collectable Norwegian made portable radio from the fifties. We went collecting the merchandise all around the town.

Meanwhile we stopped the car and had a walk along the seaside, and later to enjoy sundown at the harbour. I had three naps in between, three telephone calls to my mother and we bought Chinese takeaway for dinner.
February first went well and so did the follow up control today.
I found great comfort in Psalm 90, which in Norway is read as a part of funeral ceremonies. It should rather be a hymn to life

12 So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom.

I feel grateful for these past days, but the day before yesterday in particular.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

What's in it for me?

Amidala likes to stay in control whatever activities are going on in our home, both indoor and outdoor.She prefers working outdoors, but when her pal is occupied in his study, she keeps him company.

"Tell me, what's so interesting about your iphone. I cannot see neither food nor fun there," Amidala is not amused.

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Monday, January 30, 2012


As our children became older and the family expanded to enormous proportions, we decided to skip gifts within the grand-family for Christmas.
Nevertheless my BIL came gave us this tin poster from his good heart for Christmas. Because of the way it was given, and the nice text, I was very happy about it, and gave it a dominant place in our living room, beside the fireplace. I smile every time I look at it. Norwegians don't kiss a lot, but we are great huggers!

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